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June 2018

Famous Recipes of NYC Chefs

June 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Enjoy dishes from some of NYC’s Michelin Starred/James Beard award-winning restaurants without leaving Santa Barbara! Led by ESB founder Amy Robinson, learn to make Amy and Keith’s favorite iconic dishes conceived by New York City's most creative and popular chefs such as David Chang, Andrew Carmellini, Nobu Matsuhisa, and Daniella-Soto Innes. With a focus on simple preparations with quality ingredients, the event will start with a toast, include lots of snacking and nibbling, and end with a spread of incredible dishes.…

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July 2018

The Bordeaux Experience

July 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yankee Farm Private Residence, 526 Yankee Farm Road
Santa Barbara, 93109 United States
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The Bordeaux Experience is all about France and everything Bordeaux! Come for an elegant dining and wine tasting experience immersing yourself in french wine and french food. Enjoy 6 Bordeaux wines representing one of the most important wine regions in France! These legendary styles and varietals of the Bordeaux region will be accompanied by an exquisite, multi-course dinner comprised of classic French dishes prepared by Judy Astbury. The wine selection has been curated by Mr. Paul Astbury himself, some of which…

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Taco Takeover and San Diego Brews!

July 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

ESB is bringing the best of San Diego to you! Spend the evening with fellow members enjoying some of San Diego’s finest and freshest craft beers paired with delicious tacos, a San Diego staple! The chef will be featuring the SoCal trifecta; battered and fried fish taco, carne asada taco and the legendary Tijuana hot dog, along with a variety of creative salsas, guacamole and sides. This is what summer is all about! To cap off the evening, guests will rate…

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Winemaker Dinner: Matt Dees of Jonata, Hilt, and The Paring

July 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$134.00 – $184.00

Join ESB on a beautiful summer evening at a private home for great food, wonderful wine, and a chance to connect with a visionary winemaker. To celebrate one of the top winemakers in California, Epicurean Santa Barbara is elevating it’s monthly Winemaker Evening to a Winemaker Dinner featuring Matt Dees of Jonata (sister winery to Screaming Eagle).  We are honored that Matt is collaborating with ESB, as his wines are not only in high demand, but are typically allocated for club…

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August 2018

Cook Like A Farmer

August 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Shop like a farmer, eat like a Chef! What does it mean to cook like a farmer?  In this class led by Chef Michelle Aronson, guests will learn about shopping seasonally and how to utilize fresh herbs, edible flowers, vegetables, animal proteins, and and learn ways to reduce food waste.  A few hands-on volunteers will have the opportunity to prepare dishes with Michelle and learn basic knife skills.  The class will end with a family style dinner featuring the seasonal and…

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Pair and Share Series: New World Cabernet under $60

August 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Pair and Share Series: New World Cabernet! Pair and Share Events are intimate dinners where 8-10 members come together with Amy and Keith or other ESB ambassadors as a group to share something: either a certain style of wine, sometimes beer, or a spirit. Each event will have a theme; for example, Favorite California Zinfandels under $40, Regional Brews, or Favorite Sipping Tequilas. Dinners occur every other month. For August, the theme is New World Cabernet Sauvignons that retail for $40-60.

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September 2018

Ladies n’ Reds

September 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Step aside, gentlemen, this event is for the ladies... Science has proven that women have better palates than men, but sometimes in the midst of a group setting, women don’t have the opportunity to show that. It’s time to discover your wine palate in the company of other friendly female members. Whether you are a beginning taster just now recognizing your appreciation of Santa Barbara Pinots, or an seasoned wine enthusiast…

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Advanced Seafood Demonstration & Dinner

September 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Intimidated by oyster shucking, sashimi, or whole fish preparation?  Fear not fish lovers! At this demonstration and dinner, Chef Tiziano will show you how to source, shuck, store, slice, scale, and savor seafood dishes that many home chefs are hesitant to prepare on their own...(Actually, it's not as hard as you think!) Guests will observe the preparation of each course, and then enjoy each dish the chef prepares alongside seafood friendly beverages. Tiziano…

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October 2018

Monday Night Wines with Friday Night Burgers

October 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Place, 205 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA United States
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We Epicureans enjoy our fine wine, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t make sense to drink 90+ point, $80 wines every night of the week. That level of hedonism leaves us with little to aspire to in life, so at times we must show some restraint. ...So we bring you 'Monday night' wines. Wines that exhibit body and flavor, but are also reasonably priced. These wines are from the Langeudoc-Roussillon region. The area stretches along the south coast of France, from the…

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Tartare, Terrine, and Mussels Oh my!

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Little Door, 129 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$65 – $74

Join the waitlist now! Click here to email ESB! Tartare, Terrine, and Mussels, oh my! Mediterranean Multi-Menu Dinner! 3-Option / 3-Course Dinner at Little Door There are so many great dishes on Chef Oscar Ledesma’s menu at The Little Door that ESB had no choice but to offer 3 separate options…Each highlighting the French, Spanish, and North African influences present in his dishes. Dining with ESB members offers you a first hand experience to choose your own adventure. (No more…

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November 2018

Epicurean SB One Year Anniversary Celebration

November 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel Californian, 36 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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$195.00 – $275.00

Celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education! To celebrate one year of culinary experiences, exploration & education, the ESB team has been working hard to design an unforgettable evening that truly captures the essence of what it is to be an Epicurean Santa Barbara member: a night of “Pure Imagination!” This whimsical evening will immerse you in a world of creative imaginations coming to life through chefs, winemakers, brewers, distillers, and musicians all wrapped up into a culinary…

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Grill Master Demo & Dinner with Ferno Grills

November 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join ESB Members in a causal setting as Ferno Grills demonstrates their new gas grill that takes outdoor grilling to the next level. Enjoy grilled meats, vegetables  and more as founder, Peck Euwer and his team demonstrates the fire-wheel technology that lets you adjust the height of your burners—and the flame—so you can fast cook without burning and slow cook to perfection. Ferno Grills is a new local Santa Barbara company! We invite all "Grillmasters" (and Grill-Rookies) to try out the…

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December 2018

Demo & Dinner with Chef & Author Pascale Beale

December 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Reed Interiors & Design, 590 E Gutierrez St
Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States
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Join ESB members and experience a demonstration and dinner by Chef  and cookbook author Pascale Beale, one of Santa Barbara’s most acclaimed private chefs. To benefit the Music Academy of the West, ESB has bid on 6 tickets to her Cooking Demonstration Class and dinner. Enjoy food, wine, and atmosphere, and get some wonderful ideas for your holiday entertaining! Guests will learn to prepare a seasonal menu featuring a salad, main course, and dessert - all dishes created Chef Pascale Beale. Held…

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January 2019

Blind Wine Tasting and Fellowship Dinner

January 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
TBD Santa Barbara, CA United States

Put your palate to the test at ESB’s Blind Wine Tasting & Fellowship dinner!  Guests will come together to enjoy a “Fellowship Dinner”, where each guest brings a food item (starter, side, or entree) to share family style…i.e. Potluck and sit down blind wine tasting of 6 red Rhone varietal wines. Members will gather, taste three single varietals, enjoy dinner, then proceed to a blind tasting where palates and red wines will be put to the test. Don't want to cook?…

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Epicurean Culinary Test Kitchen

January 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States

Introducing the Epicurean Culinary Test Kitchen In keeping with our mission of providing food and wine education, Epicurean Santa Barbara is creating the Epicurean Culinary Test Kitchen! This culinary workshop brings together 5-6 intermediate to advanced home cooks who will each create a dish based on a chosen recipe. Think of all the recipes you wish you could make, but haven’t found the time or occasion to make them! The ESB Test Kitchen gives chefs the opportunity to test a new interesting recipe in the company…

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Wild Game Meat Dinner with Chef Drew Terp

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States
$90 – $125

Venture into the world of Exotic meats with Chef Drew of Pico Restaurant, Los Alamos! Chef Drew will feature a multi-course meal of ambitious preparations of wild game meats such as elk, bison, reindeer, pheasant, boar and grouse specifically for ESB members.    There are many benefits in eating game meats...one of the main benefits is that it is one of the most healthiest meats available. It's very low in cholesterol, calories, and is very lean (low in fat). It's…

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February 2019

Elegant French Cooking Made Easy

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States

Join Judy Astbury to learn elegant and approachable French techniques, and enjoy small plates and adult beverages. Guests will observe how to create classic dishes such as Pâte à Choux (Gougeres), Poulet au Sauté, (Breaded, sautéed chicken cutlet) Mother Sauces (Mornay and Béchamel), and of course, quintessential Soufflé Au Chocolat.

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Wine & Dine Weekend in Paso Robles

February 8 - February 10
Paso Robles Paso Robles, CA United States

The ESB Founders are leading guests on a one of a kind wine experience in Paso! From Friday, February 8th to Sunday, February 10th, a small group of ESB members will visit 7 top-rated wineries in Paso Robles. Several of these wineries, including "members only" wineries like Law, Denner, Torrin, and L’Aventure, are planning special cellar, library, or estate tastings specifically for our members. The registration fee for this excursion includes all wine tastings, Friday and Saturday night dinner (wine…

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Champagnes, Cremants and Raclette

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Home Santa Barbara, CA United States

Celebrate February 14th with two essential Valentine’s day traditions: Champagne and Oooey Gooey, Cheese… No, Not Fondue, but Raclette!…Ah, two of Europe’s Greatest imports tangled together for a ESB Valentine’s day Rendezvous…How lovely….and delicious. Start the evening off with a tasting of boutique Champagnes and cremants, hand-selected by ESB founders and board members (all available for purchase). The sparkling wines are from highly rated purveyors from the Champagne region, with many producers who are certified from the European Union as…

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Yunnan Cuisine Dinner with Georgia Freedman

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Residence Santa Barbara, CA United States
$38 – $63

Food Writer and Cookbook Author Georgia Freedman is leading ESB members on a unique culinary and cultural tour by preparing recipes from her newest cookbook: Cooking South of the Clouds—Recipes and Stories from China's Yunnan Province. As the Managing Editor for the award-winning food magazine Saveur, Georgia and her husband lived in the Yunnan Province of Southwestern China, where she studied the food cultures of the dozens of minority groups that populate that unique corner of the world. After traveling…

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